Understanding data communications: from fundamentals to networking

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Wiley, Nov 30, 2000 - Computers - 852 pages
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Now in its third edition, Understanding Data Comunications, provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of data communications for both students and professionals. Assuming no prior knowledge of the field, it presents an overview of the role of communications, their importance, and the fundamental concepts of using the ISO's 7-layer approach to present the various aspects of networking.
* Covers the evolving high speed network access via digital subscriber line, cable modems and wireless communication.
* Examines the role of regulatory and standardization bodies, the operation of the Internet and the use of a variety of electronic applications.
* Includes a series of comprehensive questions covering the important concepts from each section.
* Describes the digital network used by communications carriers and the methods used to obtain access to the digital highway.
* Discusses frequency division multiplexing which forms the foundation for the operation of several types of high speed digital subscriber line.
Aimed at the senior level undergraduate and graduate computer science student, it is also essential reading for data processing professionals and those involved in computer science and data communications.

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Contents

Basic Telegraph and Telephone Operations
23
Basic Circuit Parameters Measurement Units
47
Fundamental Data Transmission Concepts
75
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Gilbert Held is an award winning author and lecturer. Gil has written over 50 technical books and 400 articles over the past 30 years. In addition, Gil has earned many accolades and has been presented with an award from the Association of American Publishers. He has also been selected by "Federal Computer Week" to join the Federal 100, a list of the top 100 persons in academia, industry and the Federal Government that have made a significant impact upon the equipment acquisition process.

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